Second Life Virtual world where Schome islands are currently located.
SPORE Looks worth a look - design your world through five stages - you can share your world and its creations with others and explore the worlds they have created... Looks like it's kind of violent though ...
Quest Atlantis - an interesting project using a virtual environment to enhance learning.
Page under development - feel free to add details of other virtual worlds.
There is a clear overlap between virtual worlds (like Second Life virtual world) and online games (like World of Warcraft) - and it seems likely that they can learn useful things from each other ... The links below are to sites which give more info about games in education ...
Innovate (the journal of online education) Volume 5, Number 5, June/July 2009 is on Virtual Worlds, Simulations, and Games for Education]
Educause Review Volume 43, Number 5, September/October 2008 is on virtual worlds in HE
JOURNAL OF VIRTUAL WORLDS RESEARCH
Schome is going to be a new form of educational system designed to overcome the problems within current education systems. It will meet the needs of society and individuals in the twenty-first century and will be a system which values and supports people learning throughout their lives.
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